Rotary Club of Lockport
February 2019
Upcoming Events
Melisa Schrock, District Governor
Feb 19, 2019 8:00 AM
District 7090 and us
Sandra Lahrache and Cassandra Jackson
Feb 26, 2019 12:00 PM
Breast and Prostate Health
Club Assembly and Shari Hutchison
Mar 05, 2019 12:00 PM
Get-to-Know-Our-New-Member bio./classification talk
Jorge Leon
Mar 12, 2019 12:00 PM
Lockport's 2018-19 In-bound exchange student
Rotary Club of Lockport
Club Information

Welcome to our Rotary Club!

Lockport - Rotary

Service Above Self

Club meets on Tuesdays @ Noon, except third Tuesday @ 8:00 am
80 Main Banquet & Catering
80 Main Street
Lockport, NY  14094
United States
Venue Map
Club News
4 of our 5 current Lockport Rotary Scholars who provided brief updates on their academic and personal progress Tuesday (1/8/19): (Left to right) Mary Pegan, Claire Hildreth, Olivia Hansen, and Benjamin Flaherty. Our fifth current scholar, Victoria Haak, was the Club's guest on 12/19. 
Step one in taking down a street clock: place straps around the top. Using chains, secure straps to a hook (or something) behind the scoop of the big truck. Using torch, cut base of post armature away from concrete.
Step two in removing clock: after lifting, lower gently to the street. Again, using torch, remove the upright armature from the top, pulling gently.

And step 3: Gently lower the top part onto the waiting trailer. Ever so carefully, gradually lay it on its side in the trailer. Secure it with straps and take it to the workshop.

Bye-bye, old girl. See you in 9-12 months, all shiny and new.


We had the drawing for the diamond pendant from Mills Jewelers at our holiday party on Wednesday evening, 12/12. The winner was Marlana Rice, from Clarence. Rotarian Cyndy Cotten delivered the pendant to Marlana Saturday morning, 12/15--and Marlana is obviously a very happy winner!
At our Club Assembly Meeting last Tuesday Aaron Carlson spoke to his fellow members about Rotary International's efforts to eradicate polio. Since 1988, we’ve seen a worldwide reduction in polio cases of 99.9%. Last year we only saw wild polio cases in three countries. This month's Happy Dollars and fines will be donated to the Rotary Foundation for this cause. The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is matching any donations 2 to 1.
We are "this close" to the end of polio, as this picture of our club suggests. You can donate and learn more about the cause here:
We are thrilled to announce that we have started an EarlyAct Club at DeSales Catholic School! This service club for 4th and 5th grade students sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lockport will share Rotary values and instill the importance of service above self with these enthusiastic students! 

(Left-Right) Elizabeth Dingman, DeSales 4th grade teacher and club moderator, Will Swartz, EarlyAct VP, Ryann Morris, EarlyAct President, Lexi Thurston, EarlyAct Secretary, Maria Biano, Rotary Club Youth Service Chair
On Tuesday October 30th our club heard from local author, Rikki Cason. Rikki spoke to us about her book trilogy and shared some insight on how she got her three books published! Lockport is so fortunate to have so many creative and active community members!
Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) have had to take bold action in the historic fight to eradicate polio. On October 24th Rotary celebrates World Polio Day to highlight the monumental and innovative steps that are getting us closer to our goal. We’ll also celebrate 30 years of achievements by the GPEI.
In 1988, when Rotary and its partners founded the GPEI, the paralyzing disease affected 350,000 children. Our collaboration with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and later the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, local health workers, and national governments has helped reduce the number to just 18 cases of wild poliovirus this year.
World Polio Day is observed in late October to honor the birthday of Dr. Jonas Salk, who led the development of the first polio vaccine.
Here are some pictures from our Highway Cleanup Saturday, October 13th. Fellow Rotarians Dick Mullaney Ray Geiser, Bob Shaw, Steve Cotten, Ellen Roth, Ellen Schratz, Maria Biano and Jorge León braved the elements to beautify Lockport!
Jorge, our exchange student, is representing us well as a senior on the LHS Varsity Soccer team! 
At our Breakfast Meeting on October 16th our President, Ellen Roth, spoke about club Goal Setting. 
President Roth outlined the various categories Rotary establishes for achieving a Rotary Citation or a Rotary Citation with Presidential Distinction.
To receive a Rotary Presidential Citation the Club must achieve the following:
1. Support and Strengthen the Club                                                 (achieve at least 3 of the following)
* achieve a net gain in membership
* maintain or improve the Club's retention of current and new members
* achieve a net gain in female membership
* have at least 60% of Club members report their birth date through My Rotary
* sponsor or co-sponsor a new Rotary Club
* conduct a classification study of your members' occupation and work to align your membership with the mix of business and professions in your community
2. Focus & Increase Humanitarian Service
            (achieve at lest 3 of the following)
* sponsor a Rotary Community Corps
* sponsor or co-sponsor an Interact or Rotaract Club
* contribute at least $100 per capita to the Annual Fund
* increase the number of members involved in service projects
* hold an event to raise funds for, or to improve awareness of, Rotary's work toward Polio Eradication
* conduct a significant local or international service project in one of Rotary's six areas of focus
3. Enhance Public Image & Awareness
            (achieve at least 3 of the following)
* post successful Club projects with details about activities, volunteer hours, and funds raised on Rotary Showcase
* use Rotary's brand guidelines, templates, People of Action Campaign materials, and related resources
* arrange for the Club's members to talk with the media to tell your Club's and Rotary's story
* host an event for Rotary alumni and highlight corporate, government, or no-governmental entity and work on a project together
* sponsor a Youth Exchange student or RYLA participant
It is possible for the Club to achieve a Presidential Citation with Distinction by achieving the following in addition to those activities required for a Presidential Citation. Included would be:
            (achieve up to 3)
* achieve a net gain in membership of 5 or more new members
* show how your members are People of Action by promoting your Club and its service activities on social media at least four times a month
* initiate or continue a leadership personnel or professional development program to enhance member's skills and the value of their membership.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Director / Comm Chairman
Assistant Treasurer
Assistant Secretary
Immediate Past President
Director 2019
Director 2019
Club Chairman
Director 2019 - Scribe
Director 2020
Director 2020
Director 2020 - Public Image
Director 2021
Director 2021